Jon Pearlman Associate Director for Product Innovation and Translation

Office: (412) 822-3685

Jon Pearlman, PhD iis Associate Director for Product Innovation & Translation at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology and as Associate Director of Engineering for the Human Research Engineering Lab (HERL).  He also serves as Director of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP). Dr. Pearlman earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering at the UC Berkeley and Cornell University, respectively.  Dr. Pearlman completed his PhD work in Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, with an emphasis on assistive technology design and transfer to developing countries.  Dr. Pearlman's research interests are in the areas of participatory action design, assistive technology transfer methods and new product development.